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Participatory ecosystem-based planning and management: a resource manual for mid-level technicians and development workersInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Management of natural resources (land, water, soil, vegetation) has multiple benefits. It not only provides ecosystem goods such as food, timber, fuelwood but also services like regulation of hydrological flows, erosion control, carbon sequestration and conservation of biodiversity.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Occupying nearly 24% of the world’s land surface, mountains are home to 12% of the global population and provide a wide range of goods and services to one-fifth of humanity. The goods and services provided include water, hydroelectricity, timber, medicine, a wide variety of bio-resources, and opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Kangchenjunga Landscape (KL) is a transboundary landscape that spreads from the Tarai-Duar lowlands of India and Nepal, across the midhills of western Bhutan, northeast India and eastern Nepal, to the high Himalayan region of India and Nepal. The dominant feature in the landscape is Mount Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak at 8,586 m.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Kangchenjunga Landscape (KL) encompasses a part of eastern Nepal, Sikkim and part of West Bengal in India, and the western and south western parts of Bhutan. It has a total area of 25,086 km2 and elevation range from 40 to 8,586 masl.Document
Workshop report. Strengthening landscape governance capacities in Bhutan: UWICE-Bumthang, Bhutan, 13–19 March, 2017International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) represent one of the world’s most diverse ecoregions, with ecosystems ranging from tropical humid forests to arid, alpine grasslands. Each of these ecosystems has its own rich biodiversity and provides services crucial to the lives and livelihoods of more than 200 million people living in the region and almost 1.3 billon people living in river basins downstream.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017In the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), countries have initiated their work on REDD+ safeguards but no country has yet made a formal submission to the UNFCCC.Document
Water and energy dynamics in the Greater Himalayan region: opportunities for environmental peacebuildingNorwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2011The water crisis in the Greater Himalayas constitutes an enormous challenge for the region and a growing, if still under-reported, concern in the West. Elements of the crisis include floods and droughts, unpredictable changes in the timing of water flows, hydropower rivalries and persistently unsafe drinking water.